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The quick guide to America’s 2016 Presidential candidates stances on foreign policy issues

Complete list of the 2016 Presidential candidate political stances on foreign policy issues

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s political views on foreign policy issues

Donald Trump is President elect of the United States. Trump was a New York City based real estate developer, television personality and author. Trump is an alumnus of Fordham University and the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.

Foreign Policy issues

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

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Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, they are not U.S. citizens and do not have constitutional rights Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Increase Source

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, we must use any means necessary to prevent terrorism Source

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes if they are in need of people in the military. We need to be able to fight for our freedom since we lived out 18 years freely thanks to our men and women. 

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, and send in ground troops Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Decrease Source

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, the U.S. needs to use all means necessary to combat terrorism Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, this would allow ISIS to control Syria Source

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should let China address this issue Source

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security Source

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us Source

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, surveillance of all foreign countries is essential to tracking potential terrorist threats Source

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should not defend any NATO country that spends less than 2% of their GDP on military defense Source

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s political views on foreign policy issues

Hillary Clinton was the Democratic Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Clinton served as United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, a U.S. Senator from New York State from 2001 to 2009 and First Lady of the United States under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. Clinton is an alumna of Wellesley College and Yale Law School.

Foreign Policy issues

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, but we should accept much more than the proposed 10,000 refugees Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, give them a fair trial and shut down Guantanamo Bay Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Neither, I am satisfied with the current amount of spending Source

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation Source

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, but only with targeted airstrikes Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Increase Source

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, but only if we join an international coalition Source

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, we must use every diplomatic option first Source

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, and establish a no-fly zone Source

Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, this will prevent Iran from gaining too much power in the Middle East Source

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, the Russian invasion of the Ukraine threatens the balance of power in the region Source

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, and refusing to defend other NATO countries sets a dangerous precedent for the balance of global power Source

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Jill Stein

Jill Stein’s political views on foreign policy issues

Jill Stein was the Green Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Stein is a physician and was a candidate for the Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010. Stein is an alumna of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

Foreign Policy issues

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

Jill Stein has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but we should accept much more than the proposed 10,000 refugees  Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, give them a fair trial and shut down Guantanamo Bay  Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Decrease Source

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, cut all support and aid Source

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment  Source

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation 

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Increase, but only for countries that have no human rights violations 

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No  Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No 

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No 

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No 

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No  Source

Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security Source

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us Source

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad  Source

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, and we should withdraw from NATO Source

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson’s political views on foreign policy issues

Gary Johnson was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Johnson served as the governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003. Johnson is an alumnus of the University of New Mexico –Albuquerque.

Foreign Policy issues

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

Gary Johnson has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, they should be tried in military tribunals but not subject to torture Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Decrease Source

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but respect Israel’s sovereignty and do not dictate how it should interact with its neighbors Source

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, torture is an ineffective form of interrogation Source

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation Source

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, we should stay out of Middle Eastern conflicts Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Decrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit Source

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, the military has no right to do so without a Congressional declaration of war Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, not until they attack us on U.S. soil Source

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, this would allow ISIS to control Syria Source

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and I am not convinced that North Korea has or is capable of developing a long-range nuclear missile Source

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, we should not get involved Source

Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security Source

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us Source

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and abolish the NSA Source

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter? stats discuss

Gary Johnson has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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